Oak Alley Plantation

Driver/Commandeur

Oak Alley will remain closed until we complete the process of cleanup from Hurricane Ida . The plantaton grounds has extensive vegetative debris from the storm but the buildings and alley are secure. We appreciate your messages of support during this difficult time for the entire SE Louisiana region. We will update our website when we have more information on re-opening.

 

Our phone system is also currently down so please email us at ContactUs@OakAlleyPlantation.org for information or questions on advanced reservations. 

 

The online ticket portal is temporarily closed until we can determine when we will be able to re-open. 

 

For information on the adjacent Restaurant, Gift Shop & Inn, please visit:  OakAlleyPlantation.com 

Driver/Commandeur

Driver/Commandeur

Referred to in French documents as Le Commandeur, a Driver was an enslaved man who worked beneath the Owner and/or Overseer, and supervised field slaves. Depending on the plantation, a Driver was often the person who physically punished slaves by whipping, etc.

 

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